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British Library Centre for Conservation  

 
 
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96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 2DB
 
 
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British Library Centre for ConservationOffically opened by HRH The Princess Royal on 10 October 2007, this purpose-built library offers the best possible conditions for the conservation of books and for audio engineering. It's not just the printed word that is the work of the library, oral history and recordings are preserved too for future posterity. The centre includes a studio where high-quality microphone recordings are made preserving oral history including interviews and other live performances for the Sound Archive collections but also for radio broadcasts and web podcasts. As part of the library's efforts to raise awareness of their important conservation work, there is a free public exhibition space (access is via the first floor of the main St Pancras building) and a programme of events including tours and seminars. Behind the scenes tours of the Centre for Conservation are free and take place every Thursday at 2pm and take one hour but booking in advance is recommended.

 

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King's Cross Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Euston Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Arcade Car Parks
 
6 minutes walk
 
Judd Street NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £110  41% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 5 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
The grand Victorian building that houses this hotel is surely one of the most impressive edifices in the Hilton chain. Located just a three-minute walk from ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
3 Cardington Street, NW1 | 7 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
Though this hotel is in one of the capital's busiest areas, a major public transport hub just outside the Congestion Charge Zone, its peaceful backstreet location ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  28% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 8 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
This is a smart, modern hotel located in one of the Capital's oldest and most beautiful areas. Bloomsbury is a great place to stay since it's ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Art Galleries nearest British Library Centre for Conservation

Nearest to British Library Centre for Conservation
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John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The British Library, 96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as British Library Centre for Conservation
The John Ritblat Gallery contains a permanent display of over 200 of the British Library's greatest treasures. It includes documents which made and recorded history, ... More
 
 
 
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Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6-24 Britannia Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 8 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
The Gagosian is a cavernous space for exhibitions of the highest calibre. It is a major asset for the regeneration of the King's Cross area. Larry ... More
 
 
 
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Guardian News & Media Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 8 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
For an interesting take on print journalism and the machinations of the media world pay a visit to the gallery situated in the foyer of the ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near British Library Centre for Conservation
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British Library
London > Attractions > Museums
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as British Library Centre for Conservation
With over 150 million items, a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland, artwork by artists such as Antony Gormley and Eduardo Paolozzi, ... More
 
 
 
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King's Cross Foot Tunnel
London > Attractions >
1 Pancras Square, King's Boulevard, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
The 90 metre long pedestrian tunnel designed by Allies & Morrison, the architects who designed the masterplan for the entire King's Cross redevelopment, links St Pancras ... More
 
 
 
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St Pancras Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 5 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
Completed in 1822, St Pancras Church was the most expensive church to be constructed since St Paul's was rebuilt after the Great Fire. This Greek Revival ... More
 
 
 
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Writing: Making Your Mark
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th April to 27th August 2019
British Library Centre for Conservation, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | Same location as British Library Centre for Conservation
"Writing is so much more than words on the page - it is how we communicate across time and space" says Adrian Edwards, lead curator of ...More
 
 
 
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Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 7th June to 8th September 2019
British Library Centre for Conservation, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | Same location as British Library Centre for Conservation
A Leonardo da Vinci notebook, the Codex Leicester, goes on display in Britain for the first time since it was bought by Bill Gates in 1994. ...More
 
 
 
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Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th April to 15th September 2019
British Library Centre for Conservation, 183 Euston Road, NW1 | 8 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
Mind games and masters of deception, the secret world of magicians is revealed at Smoke and Mirrors, a free exhibition at the Wellcome Collection which focuses ...More
 
 
 
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Near British Library Centre for Conservation
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King's Cross Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
A purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, created especially for Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of E. Nesbit's 'The Railway Children'. ... More
 
 
 
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Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
Part of the University of the Arts London's award-winning campus for Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Platform Theatre has four performance spaces and ... More
 
 
 
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Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 6 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, the Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm. The ... More
 
 
 
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Foyles St Pancras International
London > Shopping > Books
St Pancras International, Pancras Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from British Library Centre for Conservation
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Books on a broad range of subjects from fiction and poetry to ... More
 
 
 
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Sourced Market
London > Shopping > Markets
St Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from British Library Centre for Conservation
Since opening in August 2009, the UK's first produce market to be located in a train station aims to bring the best from local and artisan ... More
 
 
 
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Peyton & Byrne at St Pancras
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Unit 11, The Undercroft, St Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from British Library Centre for Conservation
Take a little piece of baked Britain with you when you travel from St Pancras by stocking up on cakes, tarts, biscuits and buns at Peyton ... More
 
 
 
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
95 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as British Library Centre for Conservation
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
 
 
 
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St Pancras Renaissance Afternoon Tea: Hansom Lounge
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from British Library Centre for Conservation
The Hansom Lounge at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel occupies the former cobbled driveway where Hansom cabs used to drop off ... More
 
 
 
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Yo! Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Unit 27, The Circle, St Pancras Station, King's Cross, London N1C | 1 minute from British Library Centre for Conservation
For anyone who needs a fast, healthy lunch Yo! Sushi is the place to go. Its conveyor belt service means you've always got plenty of choice, ... More
 
 
 
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Near British Library Centre for Conservation
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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 5 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
One of the premier arts colleges in the world, St Martins accepts only a few talented students each year, and is very well regarded in the ... More
 
 
 
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The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
 
 
 
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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from British Library Centre for Conservation
The lavishly restored St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has attracted a lot of attention since opening in 2011 as part of the grand Eurostar relocation. The Hotel's ... More
 
 
 
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Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 9 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
With Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy set out to create a fun approach to fitness. What started out as a Shoreditch ... More
 
 
 
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 10 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London British Library Centre for Conservation.
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The Betjeman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Unit 53, St. Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from British Library Centre for Conservation
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
Originally built in the 1880s by Samuel Harrison to refresh the workers in his shoe factory, The Harrison pub's current building dates back to 1934. Owned ... More
 
 
 
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Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 7 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
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British Library Centre for Conservation clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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George's Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, NW1 | 1 minute from British Library Centre for Conservation
Following a major redesign, the bar within The Gilbert Scott restaurant reopened as George's Bar in early 2018. Marcus Wareing's latest tribute to the building's original ... More
 
 
 
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The Hansom Bar, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
London > Nightlife > Bars
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, NW1 | 1 minute from British Library Centre for Conservation
Adding to its fantastic line-up of destination bars and restaurants, which includes The Gilbert Scott and The Booking Office, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel launched ... More
 
 
 
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Cosy Kettle
London > Nightlife > Bars
60 Chalton Street, King's Cross, London NW1 | 2 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
Hidden below the bustling Somers Town Coffee House, Cosy Kettle offers an intimate sanctuary away from the pub crowd. Opened in late 2013, the bar is ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near British Library Centre for Conservation.
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as British Library Centre for Conservation
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
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Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 7 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
The historic headquarters of Quakers in Britain, Friends House in Euston has 23 function rooms including a large Meeting Hall which seats up to 1,100 guests. ... More
 
 
 
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 7 minutes from British Library Centre for Conservation
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
 
 
 
 

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Writing: Making Your Mark
Writing: Making Your Mark
Exhibitions | Until 27th August 2019 

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"Writing is so much more than words on the page - it is how we communicate across time and space" ...More

 
Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion
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Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

British Library

A Leonardo da Vinci notebook, the Codex Leicester, goes on display in Britain for the first time since it was ...More

 
Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2019
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2019 

Kings Place Gallery 7 minutes walk from British Library Centre For Conservation

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Hogarth & The Art of Noise
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Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library Centre For Conservation

Explore the use of sound in William Hogarth's art as the Foundling Museum stages the first exhibition dedicated to the ...More

 
Nicola Bealing: A New Song (To An Old Tune)
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library Centre For Conservation

The Cornish artist uses both print and painting to evoke 18th-century broadside ballads, complementing the main exhibition Hogarth & The ...More

Women Of Note
Exhibitions | Until 11th August 2019 

The Foundling Museum 8 minutes walk from British Library Centre For Conservation

Portraits from the Gerald Coke Handel Collection of female singers, who inspired Handel to compose his music....More

Michael Craig-Martin: Sculpture
Exhibitions | Until 3rd August 2019 

Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street 8 minutes walk from British Library Centre For Conservation

The Dublin-born conceptual artist continues to playfully probe the relationship between objects and images....More

Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery: Misbehaving Bodies
Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery: Misbehaving Bodies
Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2020 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from British Library Centre For Conservation

Two artists who have lived with chronic illnesses explore how debilitating disease can shape the way we think about the ...More

 
Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic
Smoke and Mirrors: The Psychology of Magic
Exhibitions | Until 15th September 2019 

Wellcome Collection 8 minutes walk from British Library Centre For Conservation

Mind games and masters of deception, the secret world of magicians is revealed at Smoke and Mirrors, a free exhibition ...More

 
Koko Kanu Tropical Summer Terrace
Koko Kanu Tropical Summer Terrace
Seasonal | Until 1st September 2019 

Granary Square Brasserie 9 minutes walk from British Library Centre For Conservation

Granary Square Brasserie brings a taste of the Caribbean to London this summer with its tropical terrace created in partnership ...More

 

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